The pelvic floor muscles are a layer of muscles situated deep inside the pelvis. These muscles form a hammock which supports the bladder, bowel and womb (uterus). If these muscles are not working optimally this can result in problems with control of the bladder and bowel. 1 in 3 women will experience problems with their bladder control at some point in their lives and 1 in 10 will experience problems with their bowel control. Sadly, women are often told these problems are a normal part of ageing or are normal after having children and that they should just put up with these problems. This is not true. There is clear evidence that by addressing problems with the pelvic floor muscles Women’s Health Physiotherapy can help with problems with bladder and bowel control. Women’s Health Physiotherapists also use other treatments to help problems with bladder and bowel control such as lifestyle advice, advice about fluid intake and diet, bladder training, use of aids and adjuncts to facilitate pelvic floor muscle training when necessary and advanced rehabilitation of the pelvic floor and core muscles when required.